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About me

I am admitted to practice in NJ, NY & FL. I am a pusblished author and lecturer, and I have taugh paralegals and undergraduate accounting majors contract/business law, wills, trusts and estate administration.


I have been appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to be Vice Chair of the  District VC Attorney Ethics Committee, and I have been elected by my peers to serve as Vice Chair for Trusts & Estate matters of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.


I help owners of closelly held businesses with regard to legal and business succession/estate planning matters, and I help individual clients with estate planning and administration matters. When necessary, I also litigate business disputes and estate disputes.


My clients find me to be compassionate, understanding, courteous and a strong advocate. As my Martindale-Hubble AV rating indicates, my peers also find me to me knowledgeable and courteous.


I have named by N.J. Monthly Magazine a Top Attorney in New Jersey for Trust & Estate matters, and I have also been named a Super Lawyer in New Jersey for Trust & Estate matters. These designations are obtained by peer reviews.


Referrals are always welcomed.





Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    36 years
  2. Business: 40%
    36 years
  3. Contracts: 20%
    36 years



Hourly ($275-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brad Michael Micklin

    Martin Bearg is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly.


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

160 S Livingston Ave Ste 208
Po Box 2027
Livingston, NJ, 07039


NYCurrently registered 198307/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorney for Trust & Estate mattersN.J. Monthly Magazine2013
Super Lawyer for Trust & Estate mattersSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Dean's ListThe American University1973
Pi Sigma Alpha-Nat'l Poli.Sci.Honrary Soc.The American University1973
Dean's LstThe American University1972
Dean's LstThe American University1971
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMartin L. Bearg, Esq.2004 - Present
Member-Head of Trusts & Estates and Business TransactionsAlpert Goldberg Butler Norton Bearg & Peach1999 - 2004
Director of Endowments & COO of FoundationJewish Federation of Central New Jersey1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationVice Chair for Trusts & Estates2013 - Present
Supreme Court of New Jersey District Attorney Ethics CommitteeVice Chair2013 - Present
The Florida Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Will with Decedent's HandwritingMatter sucessfully settled with clients getting a share of the estate.
Survivor's Elective ShareDefeated stepmother's claim
Member Evicted from LLCClient paid over $200,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
NJ Institute of Continuing Legal EducationContract Law in New JerseyN/A
Journal of TaxationNew Decisions EditorN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawTaxLL.M. in Taxation1985
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
West Caldwell Adult SchoolBasic Wills & TrustsN/A
Harold Kamens Semi-Annual Estate Tax SeminarPrivate Annuities vs. Self-Canceling Installment NotesN/A
Dean Witter Reynolds Quarterly RoundtableNon-qualified Deferred CompensationN/A
Bloomfield, NJ Adult SchoolGoing Into BusinessN/A